Police arrested five workers at the cargo terminal of Hong Kong International Airport after they were caught stealing toys based on the BB-8 droid, a new character in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
A security guard at Super Terminal 1 saw the five men, aged between 22 and 49, putting five boxes of the toys into a car at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, Apple Daily reported Wednesday.
Suspicious, the guard called police.
Officers who arrived at the scene found the boxes contained toy BB-8 droids that had just been shipped into Hong Kong.
The droids, which can be remotely controlled by a mobile phone or by voice, feature wireless charging.
They can also record video messages that can be sent to other owners of the droid.
The toys are sold at HK$1,180 (US$152) each in Hong Kong.
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